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Carl R. Schafer officer with East Allen Fire Company

Carl R. Schafer, 77, of Northampton, died December 15, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Cedar Crest, Allentown. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Carl Shafer and Ellen (Kiechel) Schafer. He was the husband of Janet (Martinuzzi) Schafer for 55 years.

He was a 1964 Liberty High School graduate. He earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science from LCCC.

He worked at Mack Trucks for more than 30 years and retired from warranty management in 2009. He then was a school bus driver and monitor with First Student Inc.

He was for 40 years a lieutenant, assistant chief and fire police chief for the East Allen Township Fire Company. He worked for a number of years with fire crews during the Nazareth and Pocono races.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Angela Schafer of Bethlehem and Christine Schafer of Northampton; four grandchildren, Gianna Dinh, Olivia Reed and Sophia and Christian Hutchens; a brother, Terry Schafer and wife Michelle of Whitehall; and cousins, Rodell Billheimer and wife Cindy of Fla. and Sylvia Jane and Frank Hahn of Bethlehem.

He was predeceased by a brother, Donald Schafer.

Contributions may be made to East Allen Township Fire Company, c/o Schisler Funeral Home Inc., 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.